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CFP: Read, (Re)Write & Share: Old & New Practices of Signification

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:23pm
University of Bologna
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

Read, (Re)Write & Share: Old & New Practices of Signification
Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Università di Bologna – Graduate Conference
Bologna, February 10-11, 2021

Keynote speaker: Prof. Paolo Costa (University of Pavia)

This conference aims to reflect on the modes of writing, reading, and sharing in contemporary history, encouraging new interdisciplinary, intermodal, and transmedial perspectives.

ACLA Seminar: Geographies of Racial Capitalism: Labor, Caste, Dispossession

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Co-organizers: Najnin Islam (Colorado College), Neelofer Qadir (UNC, Greensboro)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We understand racial capitalism as a global phenomenon hinged on long, connected histories of dispossession and labor across geographies and temporalities. Cedric Robinson’s pioneering Black Marxism emphasizes the tendency for capitalism “not to homogenize but to differentiate–to exaggerate regional, subcultural, and dialectical differences into racial ones.” Investigating how capital draws upon differences within Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean attunes us to otherwise obscured dynamics. What histories, archives, literatures, and methods expand the vocabulary for racial capitalism to account for the specificities of diverse contexts?

ALFRED HITCHCOCK

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:20pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

 

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 42nd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/

 

Returning to the Gothic Ocean: Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Uncanny in Southern Waters Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:54am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 16, 2020

 

Call For Papers: An Interdisciplinary Virtual Symposium on Maritime, Marine and Aquatic Gothic Culture and Research to be held Friday 12 February 2021, 0930 – 1930 (AEST)

Deadline for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 2 October 2020

 

Returning to the Gothic Ocean is a one day interdisciplinary virtual symposium dedicated to

an exploration of the haunted waters stretching across Australia to the Pacific, Southern and

Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman, Arafura and Coral Seas. Australian Gothic

fictions are steeped in terrestrial lore of the land and landscape and the architectural forms

built upon it. It descends from the “weird melancholy” of the bush in colonial literature

Critiquing Critique: Post-Critique, New Realisms, and Materialisms (ACLA 2021)

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Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:14pm
Athanassia Williamson and Nicole Grimaldi, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We inhabit a post-critical moment. In literary and cultural studies, the post-critical turn has yielded new modes of reading, while galvanizing new efforts to think beyond—challenging or perhaps circumventing altogether—the limits of critique. These efforts are not limited, however, to the fields of literary and cultural studies; they track suggestively with new tendencies in contemporary philosophy, namely “New Realism” and its polemic antagonism towards the (loosely branded) legacy of critical theory, which has arguably held a theoretical monopoly in spheres of the humanities not taken with the scientific worldview.

Global Flânerie in the Twenty-First Century: The Failures and Successes of Urban Walking from 2000-2021

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Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:38pm
Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What are the major challenges to twenty-first-century flânerie?

Consider the effects of:

•          the Coronavirus pandemic (lockdowns, empty streets, social distancing, masked flâneurs/flâneuses);

•          the impediments to or dangers of urban strolling as a result of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, citizenship (and protesting such limitations as in the case of the Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements); 

•          the difficulties posed by environmental degradation in cities (air pollution, waste management and global waste trading, congestion and overcrowding); 

Syncopation, Synchrony, and the Art of Listening to Others

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:04am
Claire Maria Chambers/ Performance Philosophy International Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Call for Participants:

Syncopation, Synchrony, and the Art of Listening to Others

The Existential Psychology Group with the Performance Philosophy International Network seeks participants to create a Key Group for the 5th biennial Performance Philosophy conference, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from June 9-12, 2021.

The Performance Philosophy network aims to create a non-hierarchical and inclusive conference. Instead of individual keynote speakers, the conference invites proposals from key groups.

Genocides, Deportations and Massacres: Experiences, (hi)stories and interpretations

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Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:00am
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Genocides, Deportations and Massacres: Experiences, (hi)stories and interpretations
International Conference 
14-15 November 2020(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days) 

Thematic Approach

The  new International Conference,orgnized by GIRES-Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarhip, opens the discussion on a highly interesting and complex issue. We live in the most technologically advanced era in human history, offering the unique privilege of access to limitless knowledge and information. Despite the knowledge we have gained from the painful lessons of the past, in many ways we face challenges similar to those of previous generations.

NEMLA 2021: Resurgences of the Past, Fears of the Future: Time(s) in Popular French Fiction

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Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 5:02pm
Johns Hopkins Univeristy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Literature in France has always had the potential to become a form of popular entertainment. However, what delighted families in La Bibliothèque Bleue has been forgotten or classified as literary “classics.” But popular literature, or “genre literature,” is more recent. Born in 19th-century newspapers when writers like Méry, Balzac, or Sue published their novels in serial form, its most emblematic writer is Alexandre Dumas. Unlike conventional works, where historical characters are magnified (epic tales) or relegated to the background (La Princesse de Clèves)Dumas’ novels staged characters who marked the history of France.

Lucerne Master Class 2021 with Marion Fourcade

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Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:57am
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Lucerne
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Lucerne Master Classes offer doctoral students from Switzerland and from abroad an intensive exchange with internationally renowned researchers. Selected doctoral students will receive the opportunity to present their work to the other participants and to discuss it with the guest expert.

The Scholar

The Sovereign Erotic

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:57am
American Indian Workshop in association with Transmotion journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

CFP: The Sovereign Erotic

42nd American Indian Workshop in association with Transmotion journal

 

12-17 July 2021

Conference to take place online

 

Proposals are invited for the 41st annual AIW conference, organized by European University Cyprus in association with Transmotion journal, to be held from 12-17 July 2021. Papers are, as always, welcome on any topic in any discipline, though distinct priority will be given to papers that speak to the conference theme. Following the conference, a special issue of Transmotion will be dedicated to articles developed from papers presented at this event.

 

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

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Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:54am
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab).

(Extended Deadline: October 19, 2020) Still Greek to Us: Greek Myth and 21st-century Literature (NeMLA 2021)

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

Stories from ancient Greek myths dot the literary landscape of the early 21st century. To some extent, this has been the result of deliberate planning, as when Canongate began publishing a series of mythological retellings by well-known authors in 2005. But alongside and independent of such coordinated efforts to keep old tales alive for contemporary audiences, offerings from both established authors (David Malouf, Barry Unsworth, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker) and successful newcomers (Madeline Miller, Daisy Johnson) have likewise retold and reimagined mythical narratives in recent years.

2021 SWCA Conference: Trauma & Transformation - Writing Centers in an Era of Change

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:11pm
Southeastern Writing Center Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The SWCA Board is excited to announce that the 2021 Southeastern Writing Center Association conference will be held fully online. Join us Feb. 11-13, 2021, to discuss the transformations writing center professionals and the field undertake during times of crisis and trauma. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, social unrest, natural disasters, and significant changes in the structure and leadership of higher education have greatly accelerated the pace of these changes and prompted all of us in the writing center field to reconsider many aspects of our approaches to writing center work and everyday operations. Writing center professionals are called not just to react, but to proactively transform their identities, missions, and services.

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Poverty: Interpreting the World’s Dividing Line
International Conference

(Due to the high number of proposals we added one more day-Sunday, 25 Oct.)

Thematic Approach

International Conference on Visual Literacy and Communication (VILDIC'20)

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:43pm
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020

 

Full Title: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VISUAL LITERACY AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION: THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN NEW EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE

Short Title: VILDIC’20

 

Date: 18-Dec-2020 - 19-Dec-2020
Location: MADRID, Spain (Virtual venue)
Meeting Email: vildic20@ucm.es

Field(s): Second / Foreign language teaching and learning (methodologies, pedagogy and interdisciplinary approaches)

Call Deadline: 1-Nov-2020

Meeting Description:

Tobias Smollett at 300: the work of writing

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:42pm
History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) at The Open University, UK, and History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration based in the Department of English and Creative Writing at The Open University, UK, and the Institute of English Studies, Uni
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Date of online conference: 13 – 14 May 2021 

Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2020

Tobias Smollett (1721–1771) probably wrote more words than any other writer in the eighteenth century. This has often been overlooked because the words were not always his own. Smollett laboured over vast works of compilation, including historical works, reviews, magazines, translations and compendiums. Even his novels – which sit a little awkwardly in the stories that have been told about the rise of the novel – embraced a similar practice. As a result, Smollett has never been quite able to achieve the reputation which he rightly deserves – that is, as one of the great literary figures of the mid-eighteenth century.

Times of Metaphor - a symposium on the temporal, metaphorical, and the still and moving image

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:37pm
Cole Robertson / Royal College of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 12, 2021

Times of Metaphor - a symposium on the temporal, metaphorical, and the still and moving image

A one-day symposium at Royal College of Art
June 12th  2021, London UK

 

The aim of this one-day symposium is to investigate how conceptions of time condition or affect our awareness of metaphorical meaning in still and moving images. 

 

(Online) HUMAN RIGHTS, VIOLENCE AND DICTATORSHIP - 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:37pm
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Our website:https://www.inconference.info/Scientific Committee:Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, PolandProfessor Polina Golovátina-Mora – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia ABOUT CONFERENCE: In the time when human rights are violated on a regular basis, violence triumphs, and feeble democracies ever more often back down before authoritarian rule, there obviously arises the need to reflect on the possible ways of counteracting such phenomena. Our interdisciplinary conference is intended as a fitting opportunity for this reflection.

Borders in the South Asian Graphic Novel

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:26pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The graphic novel’s openness to auto/biographical and historical content and its explicit demotic allegiances enable it to perform a range of political-affective stances including subversion, resistance, solidarity, memorialization, loss, complicity, capitulation, defiant interiority, and cautious hope. Graphic novels are therefore emerging as a powerful tool for mapping the uncertain and liminal spaces that complicate the neat divisions and borders that map out national/sexual/ethnic/religious/caste/personal identities in South Asia. This seminar seeks to address how graphic novels negotiate these borders and boundaries as they imagine the histories--both private and public, personal and collective--of South Asia.

International Conference: "Body Memory and the Unconscious"

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:08pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Body Memory and the UnconsciousOnline Conference and Workshop12-13 December 2020London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Does the body remember what the mind tries to forget? The psychoanalytic tradition grew out of Sigmund Freud's interest in hysteria, and the body's capacity to record painful events in the guise of psychosomatic symptoms. The painful narrative that becomes 'unspeakable' gains potency as it roams around the body, possessing various parts of us. Instead of a wandering womb (originally believed to be the cause of hysteria), it is the banished signifier that wanders, seeking expression.

Science, Culture, and Postcolonial Narratives

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:07pm
GAPS - Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Annual Conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS), University of Oldenburg, 13-15 May 2021

ACLA 2021 panel -Digital Cosmopolitanism: The Home as the World

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Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:57am
Anhiti Patnaik, Juan Evaristo Valls-Boix
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020

This seminar invites papers that interrogate the terms under which contemporary interactions between the 'Self' and the 'Other' take place on digital platforms. It deconstructs the binary of the ‘home’ and the ‘world’ and the 'First World' and 'Third World' by analyzing new cultural mobilities and power structures of globalized, outsourced, and work-from-home economies. Can technology produce reciprocal tolerance between different nations and cultures without the need for physical travel? Can it create de-territorialized spaces of desire, friendship, and xenophilia within the very borders of the ‘home’? Does it merely afford an illusion of cohesion and digital cosmopolitanism?

(ONLINE) MIGRATION, ADAPTATION AND MEMORY - 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:07am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

5-6 November 2020 - ONLINE

Organizers / Scientific Committee:

InMind Support (Poland)

 

Professor Wojciech Owczarski - University of Gdańsk (Poland)

Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia)

 

CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory 

3rd Singapore Literature Conference

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Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:46pm
Poetry Festival Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The 3rd Singapore Literature Conference is slated to take place on August 7, 2021, a Saturday. The theme of the symposium is “Community." We are interested in papers that explore the theme in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and drama about Singapore and Southeast Asia from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.

British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 8:39am
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

OUR 30TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2021 to FEBRUARY 19, 2021.

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992 — the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States — will hold its first virtual conference, and calls for presentations situated in colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

The Body in Pain - ACLA 2021 (Virtual)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:45pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

"We don't even ask happiness, just a little less pain"

- Charles Bukowski

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation (online conference)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:43pm
University of Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation

 

6 – 7 May 2021

University of Leuven, Belgium (online)

 

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin)

B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison)

Francesca Orsini (SOAS)

Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham)

 

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